- born March 1, 1920, New York, N.Y., U.S.died July 5, 1991, University City, near St. Louis, Mo.U.S. poet.He attended Harvard University and served as a pilot in World War II before teaching at various colleges, including Bennington. His verse, marked by irony and self-deprecatory wit, is often about nature; it appears in several volumes beginning with The Image and the Law (1947) and including Collected Poems (1977, Pulitzer Prize, National Book Award). His fiction includes The Homecoming Game (1957) and A Commodity of Dreams and Other Stories (1960). He was poet laureate of the U.S. (1988–90). His sister Diane Arbus was a notable photographer.
* * *▪ American writerborn March 1, 1920, New York, N.Y., U.S.died July 5, 1991, University City, near St. Louis, Mo.American poet, novelist, and critic whose poetry, marked by irony and self-deprecatory wit, is often about nature. In 1978 Nemerov received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov, which appeared in 1977.After graduating from Harvard University in 1941, Nemerov served as a pilot (1941–45) in World War II in a unit of the Royal Canadian Air Force attached to the U.S. Army Air Force. After the war he taught at Hamilton College, Clinton, N.Y. (1946–48); Bennington College, Bennington, Vt. (1948–66); and Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass. (1966–69). In 1969 he became professor of English at Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. From 1963 to 1964 he was consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress. He was poet laureate of the United States in 1988–89 and served a second term in that post in 1989–90.Nemerov's first book of verse, The Image and the Law (1947), was followed by many others, including The Salt Garden (1955), Mirrors and Windows (1958), New and Selected Poems (1960), The Next Room of the Dream: Poems and Two Plays (1962), Blue Swallows (1967), Gnomes and Occasions (1973), The Western Approaches (1975), Sentences (1980), Inside the Onion (1984), and War Stories (1987). As a social critic, he produced powerfully satiric poems.Nemerov's fiction includes The Melodramatists (1949), a novel of the dissolution of a Boston family; The Homecoming Game (1957), a witty tale of a college professor who flunks a small college's football hero; and A Commodity of Dreams and Other Stories (1960). Among his considerable body of critical writing are Journal of the Fictive Life (1965), Reflections on Poetry and Poetics (1972), and Figures of Thought: Speculations on the Meaning of Poetry and Other Essays (1978).
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